Sunday, September 4, 2016

197th post

What I've been doing is telling stories of my life from the beginning and

in the past (blog # 1) and just doing that ain't going to work because I believe

you would like to hear about the present, too.

You see, I've completed over 198 stories (blogs), and do two blogs a day.

You can get to the remainder of my stories thru, Facebook

and Twitter.


Forrest Caricofe


Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

"Railroad systems...

Telephone service for dispatchers and service personnel between way

stations along railways used a form of party line service for many decades

starting in the early 1900s. Railroad telephone systems often consisted of

several dozen way stations interconnected with a shared line that used DC

voltages as high as 400 V for selective signaling to alert called stations.

Carrier systems....

With the advent of sophisticated electronics in the early part of the 1900s,

telephone service providers developed methods to share a single copper

line to transmit multiple telephone calls simultaneously. Various pair gain

methods using time-division multiplexing and frequency-division

multiplexing prevented interference between simultaneous calls. A distant

suburb may have a subscriber loop carrier or digital loop carrier system

in which a remote concentrator is located near the subscribers to connect

multiple local subscriber loops to one common line to a central office

exchange. A single optical fibre can also be shared between multiple

subscribers in fibre to the cabinet systems.

CATV cable modems are connected to an inherently shared medium.

The signal from the shared line is split to multiple subscribers. Signals

for television, and data operate at various different carrier frequencies.

Digital wireless connections, such as mobile phones or voice over IP

running over rural wireless Internet infrastructure are also inherently a

shared medium. Sufficiently high levels of usage of simultaneous active

connections cause congestion on a mobile telephone network or impair

transmission quality."

Mother Teresa

"VATICAN CITY — Mother Teresa has long been considered a saint by many

people around the world. On Sunday morning," ( Note: the ceremony has

been completed, but let us continue with this story of this amazing

Saint who ministered to the world’s least privileged, those she called

“the poorest of the poor)"....”

"The canonization marks a highlight of the Jubilee year that Francis had

proclaimed to celebrate the theme of mercy. On Saturday, he told thousands

of cheering volunteers gathered in St. Peter’s Square that Mother Teresa

was a “witness to mercy in our time.”

Of her canonization, he said, “She deserves it.”

A portrait of Mother Teresa, the Roman Catholic nun described by Pope John

Paul II as an “icon of the good Samaritan,” is displayed on the facade of

St. Peter’s Basilica and shows the saint-to-be in her distinctive blue-trimmed

white sari. The portrait was commissioned by the Knights of Columbus and

painted by Chas Fagan, an American artist.

Mother Teresa earned fame and accolades over a lifetime spent working with

the poor and the sick, and with orphans, lepers and AIDS patients, first in the

slums of Kolkata, India, and then in many other countries.

She made the cover of Time magazine in December 1975 for an article that

acknowledged her as one of the world’s “living saints.” When told that she

had won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, she said, “I am unworthy.”

Mother Teresa’s supporters praise her selflessness and humility, noting that

though she associated with royalty, government leaders and popes, she

continued to live simply until her death in 1997...."


Associated Press writer Bernat Armangue in Kolkata, India, contributed to

this report.

The Washington Post

Capital Weather Gang

"Hermine easing away from Mid-Atlantic coast, but high seas and rough surf

to linger."

By Brian McNoldy September 4 at 5:30 PM

"At 5 p.m., Hermine was positioned about 335 miles east of Ocean City and

contained maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. It was drifting east-northeast

at 5 mph, farther away from land.

Given its distance away from the coast and current movement, tropical

storm warnings have been dropped south of Fenwick Island, Del. They

remain in effect from Bethany Beach, Del. to Nantucket, Block Island, and

Martha’s Vineyard in southern New England, where they were recently


(National Hurricane Center)

The storm surge warning has been dropped for much of the Mid-Atlantic

coast and is now only in effect around Long Island.

Still, the National Hurricane Center said seas may rise one to three feet

above ground level at high tide for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast beaches

from Rehoboth Beach, Del to Montauk Point, NY during the next 48 hours.

While the threat of severe coastal flooding, strong winds and rain have

diminished in many parts of the Mid-Atlantic coast, dangerous rip

currents and beach erosion are likely for the next couple of days.

Hermine may not be a hurricane anymore, or even a tropical cyclone,

ut it remains an imposing feature packing 65 mph winds and sending

big waves to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S. coastline.

Over the next few days, the bulk of the destructive winds, rainfall, and

even the cloud cover will remain offshore, which is good news for

everyone but beach-goers. Hermine will linger just offshore,

generating a lot of angry waves and elevated water levels from Virginia

up to Massachusetts. Fortunately, the storm has drifted farther east than

forecasts had predicted, which reduces its impact somewhat, but not

completely. As of Sunday morning, storm surge warnings extend from

Cape Charles up to Sandy Hook Bay, while storm surge watches are in

effect for the Delaware Bay and the Long Island region. Not all of the

locations will experience their highest water levels at the same time,

of course, but over the coming four to five days and especially during

high tide....

(NOAA) The worst is still ahead for Ocean City, which should see its

peak water level on Monday morning at nearly four feet above the

average high tide level. Lewes, Rehoboth and Atlantic City can expect

about the same. Areas farther north along the New Jersey and New York

coast are less certain at this point, but should be on high alert for the

potential for major beach erosion and coastal flooding....

For Ocean City and other coastal locations nearby, the National Weather

Service states: “Winds remaining gusty today but will average 15-25 mph

with gusts to 40 mph along the ocean. Only Minor rainfall amounts today

and tonight. Coastal flood threat greatest ocean side, with minor to low

end moderate flooding today and tonight, increasing to moderate to

locally severe possible on Monday when the highest storm surge of the

event is likely to occur. Minor flooding possible Chesapeake Bay side.”

On Saturday morning, Hermine lost its tropical characteristics and

transitioned to a more typical type of storm for being this far north. It is

now officially classified as “post-tropical,” as opposed to purely tropical

or a hybrid type called subtropical. These designations classify a storm

by the distribution of its winds and its primary fuel source.  They do not

make a storm any less dangerous! A post-tropical cyclone with

hurricane-force winds is definitely capable of causing damage — just think

back four years ago to Sandy and its New Jersey landfall.

Unlike Sandy, Hermine is not forecast to actually make landfall. Landfall

would bring the strongest winds immediately to the coastline (as well as

higher storm surges), but a large, intense storm stalling offshore still

creates trouble for beaches and coastal residents.

The National Hurricane Center has continued to issue its suite of

advisories and products on Hermine for continuity. Normally, that

agency is responsible only for tropical and subtropical systems, but

since Sandy in 2012, it was decided that storms that transition to

extratropical status near the coastline still require a high level of

public awareness and guidance. As such, tropical storm warnings

and watches are still being issued — not because it’s a tropical storm

but because it’s an extratropical cyclone with tropical-storm-force winds."

Brian McNoldy works in cyclone research at the University of Miami’s

world-renowned Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

(RSMAS). His website hosted at RSMAS is also quite popular during

hurricane season.

"Saints are criticized for the little things they do not do."

Forrest Caricofe

"No results found for "Saints are criticized for the little things they do not do.""

I knew a man once who said he was Mother Theresa's brother, had won the

the Nobel Prize, was a Saint and said that he was a legend in his own time.

The arrogant, lying, @%*&$#@!!

A song by Mac Davis apply describes the lying #$@&%!! If you all ain't heard

you need to Googled it.


I just about got that 3 foot diameter flower bed replanted. I needed about 2 more

hours of sunlight. Sometimes the daylight ain't just long enough. I dug up the

remaining flowers, put them in the lawn tractor cart, drove to the corner bed

and wetted them down with the hose. I'm sure the flowers will still be fresh and

ready for planting in the morning....


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